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Comment: Gonna lose it in no-time (Score 1) 61

by jareth-0205 (#49159995) Attached to: Ultra-Low Power Radio Transceiver Enables Truly Wireless Earbuds

I'm happy that this exists, but since my earphones fall out relatively often (ie more than never) I think this might be doomed just because it's not OK to easily lose your very expensive electronic device. Wire to carry signal might be old fashioned, but it also has a job as a tether.

Comment: Re:White balance and contrast in camera. (Score 1) 360

by dAzED1 (#49153471) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?
given that a color sensor on a digital camera is only sensing RGB (sometimes 1 or 2 more...) and that most monitors are only doing the same....just what would you expect white or grey to be, in the end? How would it be "captured" as an image if not by a sensor which can only detect R, G, or B?

Comment: Re:Is that really a lot? (Score 1) 280

by dAzED1 (#49147895) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average
police aren't crime prevention, that's silly. We're not in minority report yet. Police catch people who have already committed a crime and, in some cases, are still in the act of a crime. If police do a single thing to a person who hasn't yet committed a crime, the police are doing something wrong (and are potentially themselves committing a crime). Boarder patrol, on the other hand, has as their entire purpose...patrolling the boarder. If someone is in Mexico still, then boarder patrol can (and should) do nothing to them. If they have crossed, then only then is being apprehended an option. Since there are currently lots of people crossing the boarder, we're not in a situation where boarder crossings are eliminated and the agents are just there to continue preventing new crossings. What you're saying doesn't make any sense, and your examples are just making it worse.

Comment: Re:It's not just the fragmentation (Score 1) 136

by jareth-0205 (#49145525) Attached to: Who's Afraid of Android Fragmentation?

Meanwhile, there is this PC platform that wiped out all of it's other bespoke competitors probably before you even touched your first computer. PCs are MUCH more diverse than Android phones. But if you started whining about "fragmentation" to PC developers they would look at you like you grew a second head.

Hoorah. It's absurd, the only people who worry about fragmentation are the analysts than have never seen software development before the iPhone existed. Actual developers have been dealing with this 'problem' for decades.

Comment: Re:There's two kinds of fragmentation... (Score 1) 136

by jareth-0205 (#49145519) Attached to: Who's Afraid of Android Fragmentation?

The second one is definitely bad: Several versions of the OS having significant marketshare means extra work for developers, and fewer apps for users (since some require a version newer than you have). Windows Phone and iOS are much better than Android in this.

Yeah... don't worry about it. As a dev, this isn't ideal because you can't use the latest toys across all devices, but in normal use it just means you work to a somewhat-less-than-latest API and don't worry about it. The backwards/forwards compatibility is good.

Comment: Re:It's not just the fragmentation (Score 2) 136

by jareth-0205 (#49145515) Attached to: Who's Afraid of Android Fragmentation?


The last thing the PC is, is fragmented.

PCs have standard hardware interfaces for things like, you know, booting an OS. Accessing your framebuffer. System busses.
Android devices have none of this. Every device, every ARM SoC is roll-your-own and almost never documented. (Just ask the cyanogen devs what they think about fragmentation. Protip: Wear earplugs)

I call *your* bullshit. For an app developer (or a game developer) all of this is hidden under the Android APIs. If Android really was this much of a problem for developers then nothing would get done, rather than the real-life situation where Android is no slower to develop on than iPhone.

You're right from a OS perspective, but that is not the problem of app developers.

Comment: Re:1.39B did /not/ "use" Facebook last month... (Score 1) 53

by dAzED1 (#49142207) Attached to: Facebook's Colonies
I can tell you as someone who has a hosts file with all the various facebook host names I can come up with, that a whole bunch of the internet has those farking buttons. So yeah, "people used by facebook" - not "people who use facebook" - going to a website that has facebook content forced onto it isn't "using" facebook

Comment: 1.39B did /not/ "use" Facebook last month... (Score 1) 53

by dAzED1 (#49141047) Attached to: Facebook's Colonies
Facebook might have intercepted traffic from a goodly number of people via the stupid content that they inject at so many places, but 1.39B people didn't "use" Facebook...that many might have been used by Facebook, but that's a different thing. I also highly doubt a quarter of the population of the planet was on Facebook last month. How can they imagine to justify such metrics? Is making such ridiculous claims the only reason Facebook is able to stay in business? Since when do bots, people using multiple accounts, people who don't have accounts and who have multiple computers (thus multiple footprints in their snooping-people-who-don't-have-accounts nonsense) all count as individual people? Why is what a "person" means such a complicated issue these days? Is there a word which still means what that word meant a decade ago? (end rant)

Comment: Re:Bah. (Score 1) 306

by jareth-0205 (#49136321) Attached to: Reddit Imposes Ban On Sexual Content Posted Without Permission

Better yet, stop pretending your body is some special butterfly that will cause the sky to fall and dogs to make love to cats should somebody actually get a look at it. The whole body paranoia thing is a society wide neurosis. At best. You look very similar to everyone else. The more you take off, the more that's true.

That may be true for you or me, but it is absolutely not your place to tell anyone else what their attitude to their own body is. The right to privacy is fucking important, and we should not just wish it away because it's more convenient, or assume other people are being unreasonable by not wanting their wishes violated.

Comment: Re:Reddit sure loves it's free speech. (Score 3, Insightful) 306

by jareth-0205 (#49136299) Attached to: Reddit Imposes Ban On Sexual Content Posted Without Permission

Until it tries to uphold it.

In what possible conceivable way is your free speech being curtailed by not allowing you to post stolen nude photos of other people? Some people shout "free speech" at anything. Newsflash cocksucker: your right to self expression does not cover actively harming other people.

Comment: Re:Well... (Score 1) 448

by dAzED1 (#49087635) Attached to: Credit Card Fraud Could Peak In 2015 As the US Moves To EMV
I'm not overestimating it - the only usefulness they'd have, is if they could do that, and that's the hollywood version of it. If I have to take my card out of my wallet and tap it individually, why the hell not just do it more securely as a contact card, since you've made me go through the trouble at that point? Contactless cards have already been demonstrated to be hackable. You can keep calling it "snake oil" all you want, but having to call and contest it is a hassle, as is losing $50 for some people. If you want to blow off proven hacks, just for a moment consider the possibility that you're the one not looking at the security issue the right way.

Neutrinos have bad breadth.